Seriously, my objection here is also that they are experimenting with children, who cannot give informed consent. I'm all for schools... and parents... dumping traditional male, female, and gender neutral toys in the middle of the room and letting the kids choose what they want to play with themselves. Trying to remove all gender identity is, quite frankly, a really bad idea in my opinion.
Why would I reiterate again here for you when I stated why when I started this conversation? Go back and read it.Because???? It's different and you don't like it. That's about all you have offered.
Not just, but the fact that they are excluding the use of gendered pronouns shows how screwed up the whole notion is. And as another poster has pointed out, society, especially in scandanavia is already moving in that direction, without the need for such measures.But that is what these people are doing. They are trying to avoid reinforcing those gender roles. This is not just about language.
what are you so uptight about? yes, I live in virginia, and lots of women like watching football and men are certainly expected to take baths. Nobody has a fit over either one, and they are in no way abnormal or out of the ordinary, regardless of one's genetalia or gender role.BS! Your profile says you live in Virginia. Describe gender roles in Virginia.
Now, if I were to go around refusing to say "he," "she," "his," or "hers" because it supposedly reinforces gender roles, everyone would rightly believe that I had lost my mind.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
So, let's try this one on for size shall we. Consider for a moment that homosexuality is biological, but homosexual behavior is learned. Would you be in favor of taking away all the "role-models" that would otherwise teach homosexuality to those budding homosexuals on how to be good homosexuals?
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Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
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